Howard Smith

Howard Smith

  • Born on
    • August 12th, 1893
  • Died on
    • January 11th, 1968
Howard Irving Smith (August 12, 1893 in – January 10, 1968) was an American character actor with a 50-year career in vaudeville, theater, radio, films and television. In 1938 he performed in Orson Welles's short-lived stage production and once-lost film, Too Much Johnson, and in the celebrated radio production, "The War of the Worlds". He portrayed Charley in the original Broadway production of Death of a Salesman and recreated the role in the 1951 film version. On television Smith portrayed the gruff Harvey Griffin in the situation comedy, Hazel.


Acting (15 Credits)

1964The Brass Bottle as Senator Grindle
1962Bon Voyage! as Judge Henderson
1960Murder, Inc. as Albert Anastasia
1958I Bury the Living as George Kraft
1958No Time for Sergeants as Maj. Gen. Eugene Bush
1958Wind Across the Everglades as George Leggett
1957Don't Go Near the Water as Admiral Junius Boatwright
1957A Face in the Crowd as J.B. Jeffries
1953The Caddy as Golf Official
1951Death of a Salesman as Charley
1948Call Northside 777 as K.L. Palmer
1948State of the Union as Sam I. Parrish
1948The Street with No Name as Ralph Demory
1947Kiss of Death as Warden
1938Too Much Johnson as Joseph Johnson

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